But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with love for him.
He ran to his son, threw his arms around him, and kissed him.
I am no longer worthy to be called your son.” “ Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.
Father I have sinned against heaven and against you... “ Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate.” Party Party
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.
The older brother was angry and refused to join the party. “ All these years I’ve worked for you. And in all that time you never gave me even one young goat for a feast with my friends.”
“ Look, my son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. But we celebrate this happy day because your brother was dead and is alive again. He was lost and is found!”
Just as the father in this story loved his sons, God, our Heavenly Father, loves his children. Even when we disappoint him and stray from what he has taught us, his love remains strong and he longs for our return. There is no end to our Heavenly Father’s love!!
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